ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE POLITICAL STUDIES
The 28th Annual Meeting and International Symposium
Co-Sponsored by School of International Studies, Peking University
June 6-7, 2015
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Call for Papers 2015
The Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) will hold its 28th annual meeting and international symposium in summer 2014. ACPS is the largest U.S.-based organization dedicated to academic and professional activities relating to Chinese politics. The ACPS (a non- profit, non-political entity) has provided leadership, professional opportunities, and intellectual exchange to those interested in Chinese political studies for almost two decades. Since its founding in 1986, the ACPS has grown to an organization of nearly 1000 members. It has held more than two dozen conferences and workshops around the globe, established a top international academic journal on Chinese politics (the Journal of Chinese Political Science), and overseen the publication of around 20 books.
China’s new leadership appeared to be ready to reshape China’s domestic and international
relations. However, it is still unclear what kind of changes in local, national and international
policies may occur. Will the new generation of leadership shift China’s domestic policies towards deeper reform and more sustainable development? Will China’s foreign policies
towards developed and developing nations become more confident or even assertive? What are
the domestic factors (political, security, economic, cultural and social) that will pose challenges
for China to pursue its economic and foreign policy goals?
The World is also in transition. Profound shifts in relative economic, financial, political, technological, and arguably, even military powers are in progress both globally and regionally. This massive shift in wealth and influence inevitably demands major adjustments in nations’ grand strategies in relation to each other and toward a new world order as well. China’s growth over the past three decades, and particularly in the post-2008 financial crisis era, has presented both opportunities and concerns to many countries in the world in terms of trade, investment, influence, peace and governance.
We invite papers that examine these topics and analyze China’s contemporary international and
domestic policies and the policy reactions and readjustment made by countries big and small,
regionally and globally. In the domestic policy realm, we invite papers that include political,
economic, social, educational, and cultural challenges. In the international policy realm, we
welcome papers that investigate China’s growing international presence and the policies that
China has developed to respond and manage global challenges.
Exemplary conference papers will have the opportunity to be published in edited volumes as well
as to be considered for publication in the ACPS’s flagship journal, the Journal of Chinese
Political Science (JCPS) and SIS’s flagship journal, the Journal of International Studies(国际政
Abstract/Paper Submission Procedures
The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, February 15, 2015. Current ACPS members
will receive priority consideration, though we seek the best papers possible. The Organizers will
also consider cohesive and theme-related panel proposals consisting of 4-5 presenters, a chair,
and a discussant.
Paper and panel proposals can be submitted at email@example.com. For paper proposals,
please submit the author (s)’ full name(s), contact information, the paper title and abstract. The
subject line for e-mail paper submissions should be “Paper Submission ACPS_PKU 2015”. For
panel submissions, please provide the panel title and abstract along with the full name, contact
information, paper title and abstract for each panel participant. Please use “Panel Submission
ACPS_PKU 2015” as the subject line for e-mail panel submissions.
Acceptance of Proposals
The Organizers will issue notifications of acceptance, via email, to the primary author listed in
the paper proposal. Notifications will be sent out in early March, 2015.
Conference Registration Procedures
Those whose papers are accepted and plan on attending the conference will have to register for
the conference and pay a non-refundable registration fee on ACPS website by May 1,
2015. Individuals who have paid their ACPS membership dues and conference registration fees
in full will be entitled to three free nights of lodging and complimentary meals throughout the
duration of the conference.
We welcome expressions of interest from conference attendees willing to serve as chairs and